contempt of Congress


contempt of Congress
Deliberate interference with duties and powers of Congress. Both houses of Congress may cite an individual for such contempt

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Contempt of Congress — is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. Historically the bribery of a senator or representative was considered contempt of Congress. In modern times, contempt of Congress has generally applied to …   Wikipedia

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  • contempt of Congress — Conduct against the dignity or in disrespect of Congress in its proceedings of a legislative character, or in the course of an inquiry within the legitimate scope of the legislative functions of Congress, where such conduct has the effect of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Contempt (disambiguation) — Contempt is an intense feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless. Contempt or contemptible may also refer to: Contempt (album), a 1999 EBM album by Assemblage 23 Contempt (film), a 1963 drama film… …   Wikipedia

  • Contempt of court — is a court order which, in the context of a court trial or hearing, declares a person or organization to have disobeyed or been disrespectful of the court s authority. Often referred to simply as contempt, such as a person held in contempt, it is …   Wikipedia

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  • Contempt of Parliament — In some countries, contempt of parliament is the offence of obstructing the legislature in the carrying out of its functions, or of hindering any legislator in the performance of his or her duties. The offence is known by various other names in… …   Wikipedia

  • contempt of court — Any act which is calculated to embarrass, hinder, or obstruct court in administration of justice, or which is calculated to lessen its authority or its dignity. Committed by a person who does any act in willful contravention of its authority or… …   Black's law dictionary


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